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Rabbi Yehuda Leib Schneersohn
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(1811 - 1866) was a Ukrainian
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Habad Hasidic rabbi
In Judaism, a rabbi is a teacher of Torah. This title derives from the Hebrew word רבי , meaning "My Master" , which is the way a student would address a master of Torah...
, the second son of Menachem Mendel Schneersohn
Menachem Mendel Schneersohn also known as the Tzemach Tzedek was an Orthodox rabbi and the third Rebbe of the Chabad Lubavitch chasidic movement.-Biography:...
, and founder and first leader of the Kapust
The Kopuster Hasidic dynasty was based on the Chabad school of thought.The first three Rebbes of Chabad were Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Dovber Schneuri, and Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, also known as the "Tzemach Tzedek". When the Tzemach Tzedek died, he did not leave a clear successor...
Life and career
Known as Maharil (an acronym for "Moreinu HaRav Yehuda Leib"), he settled in Kapust a few months after the death of his father (his brothers were not able to reach an agreement). He died two months later. He had three sons:
- Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Schneersohn (1830-1900), who assumed his father's position in Kapust. He left no worthy successor. He is the author of Magen Avot.
- Rabbi Shalom Duber Schneersohn (-1908) served as rabbi in Retozitza. He had a following after the death of his brother Rabbi Shlomo Zalman. He had no successor.
- Rabbi Shmaryahu Noach Schneercsohn (1842-1924) was Rav in Babroisk. He had a following after the death of his brother Rabbi Shlomo Zalman. He and his son had a Yeshiva in Babroisk. He is the author of Shemen La'maor. He had no successor.